Regions in Kyrgyzstan
Due to the presence of several mountain ranges, Kyrgyzstan can also be divided into northern and southern regions. The northern (and cooler) region consists of Chui, Issyk-Kul, Talas, and Naryn oblasts. While the southern (and warmer) region contains Jalalabad, Osh. and Batken. The southern half of Kyrgyzstan is also part of the Fergana Valley, a fertile agricultural region shared by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
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Bishkek and the Northwest
The area around Bishkek is home to most of the country’s population, as well as the fabulous Ala Archa National Park, while the western part of the country is less visited and sparsely populated.
Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan
Any adventurous travellers heading to this remote country undoubtedly have these two names in their heads, the beautiful high alpine, saline lake Issyk Kul, and the imposing Tian Shan, Heavenly Cloud, Mountains.
Culturally vibrant and diverse, hotter and lower lying than the rest of the country, the Ferghana Valley is both exotic and unstable.